by Emily Page

First love can last a lifetime if you never let it go.
First love can hurt forever if you never tell him so.
I wanted him to love me and, if I truly knew it then,
I kept it from us both to prevent our hurt again.

But how I wish I hadn’t, how I wish instead I’d been
A braver warrior for our love, as, looking back, I’ve seen
That he indeed did love me, just couldn’t tell me so.
Though now we’re living separate lives, I’ve never let him go.

© Emily Page

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